Hexham and Newcastle Education Service has been established to support those involved in education; to address current and future needs and faithfully express and promote the Church’s pastoral mission in education. The Service works collaboratively and in active consultation both with those who are involved professionally and those whose contribution is a voluntary commitment to the Church’s work.
The Education Service assists the Bishop in determining Diocesan Education Policy and supports schools and Parishes in its implementation, addressing current and future needs and reflecting the Pastoral Mission of the Church in education.
The Service provides a range of courses, materials and support for governors, senior leaders, teachers, and parishioners. This includes long courses, such as the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) and training for current and potential leaders, in addition to Parish courses such as the Diploma in Pastoral Theology and the network of catechists.
The service liaises with and consults the Department of Education and Skills, Local Authorities, Catholic Education Service (CES) and other external groups to protect, manage and promote Catholic education throughout the Diocese.
Diocesan Education Service
St. Cuthbert’s House
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: (0191) 243 3313
Fax: (0191) 243 3309
e-mail: Diocesan Office